Adding a guest account on your Mac is the most convenient way to let other people use your computer without giving them access to your private data or digital workspace. Basically, a guest account allows a friend, family member, or co-worker to temporarily access your computer. They can perform the basic task on your computer, and only access files stored in Public or desktop folders. They can view files here or store their files in these folders for their use. It makes sure that your private files and account settings stay untouched. It is to note that the guest account is temporary. So, when the guest logs out of the account, all the files and data saved get deleted. It ensures the user’s privacy along with yours, which is a win-win. The article discusses How to Add Guest User on Mac in an easy way.
How to Create a Guest User on Mac
1. In the top left corner of your Mac’s screen, click on the Apple Menu Icon and go to System Preferences.
2. When the System Preferences window appears, select the Users & Groups option.
3. Then, click the Lock icon in the bottom left corner of the window.
4. Type in your Admin Password to unlock the Guest account option and click on the Unlock button.
5. Check the checkbox next to the Allow guests to log into the computer option.
FYI: Guest users need not require any password to log in. Also, they cannot change the user or device settings and log in remotely even if the remote login is turned on in Sharing preferences.
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Adding Parental Controls for a Guest Account
You can also add parental control on a guest account as a minor. To add parental control on a guest account, select the checkbox next to the Set up a guest account with the parental controls option.
It will ensure that the user will not have access to anything inappropriate, even on the internet, while using your Mac.
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I hope this article effectively brought you everything you needed to know on adding Guest User on Mac and all the options that come with it. For more articles about your Apple devices, make sure to check out our blog.